Nineteen Indian Haj pilgrims dead in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:15

Dubai: Nineteen Indians, who came to Saudi
Arabia to perform Haj, have died in the country while
undertaking the annual pilgrimage, officials have said.

Nineteen of the 61,847 Indian pilgrims who arrived from
India to perform Haj in Saudi Arabia are reported to have died
so far, authorities said.

Of the total number of pilgrims who have already flown in
from India, 27,487 are in Makkah and 34,345 are in Madinah,
according to Consulate General of India in Jeddah.

"So far 223 flights have come from India and 8,177
pilgrims have moved from Makkah to Madinah. As of today, 19
pilgrims have expired, out of which 15 came through Haj
Committee of India and four through private tour operators,
the consulate statement said.

A maximum number of 20,268 have come from Delhi while
10,128 have come from Lucknow. Another 6,977 have flown out of
Hyderabad while 8,400 have come from Kozhikode, the statement
said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:15

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